Excerpt: The sequel to the Playstation game, Galerians: Ash has players take on the role of the psychically empowered Rion. The story picks up where the last game left off - Dorothy, a supercomputer gone bad creates the Galerians, an artificial race of superpowered beings, which are to aid her in taking over...
Pros: Psychic powers are a nice change of pace, Excellent CG cutscenes, Soundtrack and voice acting are good
Cons: Feels slow and tedious in pace, Camera needs to be more responsive, Way too much backtracking
Excerpt: Galerians was a screwy sci-fi/horror adventure where telekinetic powers take place of guns as your defense. The game was far from perfect, but offered a unique battle system and intriguing story.
Excerpt: Much like the newer Resident Evil games, Galerians: Ash 's graphics are totally 3D, including the backgrounds. Though this looks pretty, it detracts slightly from the game's gritty nature, as everything is smooth and shiny.
Excerpt: With the foothold that the PS2 has attained in America, many publishers have been bringing games out domestically from Japan that'd be an interesting gamble, Mr. Mosquito, Gitaroo man, Mad Maestro, and a few other games come to mind.
Excerpt: Sammy's most recent releases for the PlayStation 2 are sequels to two titles that I will admit I never played. However, in the end I am proud to say that I didn't play one of the predecessors while I wish I did play the other one.
Summary: For some reason after playing this game, South Park comes to mind. In particular Mr. Mackey, “Drugs are bad mmkay... you shouldn’t do drugs cuz drugs are bad. And you shouldn’t play Galerians, because you use drugs in Galerians. And drugs are bad mmkay?” Don’t ask why but it just came to mind.
Excerpt: Galerians: Ash is the follow-up to the sleeper hit PlayStation title Galerians. Set six years after the first title, players reprise the role of Rion as he tries to stop the followers of Dorothy from re-awakening her.
Excerpt: Unlike the first Galerians game where Rion had limited powers, this time around he’s fully equipped to tackle the challenges awaiting him. Rion starts off with three abilities that he can use to fend off enemies: Nalcon, Red, and D-Felon.